Sonico’s iTranslate is great for quickly converting text to other languages while on the go, but it’s less handy for actually holding a conversation with someone speaking a different tongue. Thankfully, the developer has just refreshed its companion app, which harnesses the power of voice as well. The all-new iTranslate Voice 2 has been updated stem to stern for iOS 7, headlined by universal support that allows it to run natively on the iPad for the first time. Unlike other apps touting so-called iOS 7 improvements, this major update actually delivers them on at least two fronts.
Rosetta Stone’s products immerse you in the language you are learning with its innovative teaching method and lessons that force you to think like a native speaker. Rosetta Stone Arcade Academy, a free-to-play iOS educational game, attempts to build on the foundation of the computer-based language courses by introducing some gaming components as it teaches you the basics of Spanish. The result, unfortunately, is a frustrating experience that often distracts more than it enlivens the process of learning.
An Apple retail store in Georgia is making news this week after one of its employees refused to sell an iPad to a 19-year-old U.S. resident, presumably because she is from Iran, a country the employee claims has "bad relations" with the West.
Although it’s little surprise after seeing banners go up Friday afternoon, iOS 6 is indeed real and Apple wasted no time jumping right in to show developers what they’ll be working with in the months ahead.
I’ve been planning my dream vacation to South America for a while, complete with Evernote clippings of destinations I’m dying to see and a Gmail filter to keep an eye out for sales on flights. While the trip is still more of a dream than reality, I thought I’d get a head start on it by refreshing my Spanish. With the new updates to the Rosetta Stone language learning suite, I can get back to the basics and brush up on my conjugation without stepping foot in a classroom.
Our lives have been changed by apps. Whether it’s Peggle or a Productivity suite, the way we interact with our phones have been altered forever. But how are these treasures created? We decided to go to MindSnacks, an educational game studio, to hear about the process firsthand.
The Mobile Safari web browser Apple includes with every iOS device is quite fine indeed, but some simply want the freedom of choice we enjoy on desktop platforms. Now that the popular Opera Mini browser is making the leap onto the iPad, we have more choices than ever.
As the global world in which we live in continues to expand, there can be an increasing need to learn languages beyond our own. Certainly the iPhone continually transforms further into a globally used device, and Google may have recognized this further by releasing their Translate app into the App Store.